Brokkoli Taboulé mit gerösteten Nüssen

Broccoli Tabbouleh with Toasted Nuts

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Broccoli Tabbouleh. Say what? Yes, in this variation, the classic Middle Eastern salad has been upgraded with oh-so nourishing broccoli. And it’s delicious. Some aspects are the same, like herbs, lemon and bulgur. But in this modern take, tomatoes are replaced by pomegranate seeds, and toasted nuts and seeds added for an umami boost. Did you know that tree nuts like walnuts and almonds are a great way to...
Rote-Bete-Karotten-Salat Rezept

Beet and Carrot Salad

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Beet and carrot salad is one of my favorites. It’s a raw salad made with shredded beets and carrots. I guess you could also call it a coleslaw. But instead of a creamy dressing it is made with an irresistible dressing made from red wine vinegar, Dijon, and olive oil. Perfect in all its simplicity. There’s also a little garlic, fresh parsley for extra depth of flavor. And a...

Crunchy Beet and Carrot Slaw

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Loaded with color, texture and crunch. That's this candy cane beet and carrot slaw is. It is beautifully colored, bright-tasting and nutritious. Yes, there is so much good stuff going on with this salad. The carrots and chioggia beets are finely julienned (cut into matchsticks), then tossed with a splash of my favorite red wine vinegar and my very best olive oil, then right before I serve it I...
Roasted Vegetable and Chickpeas with Za’atar, Mint and Feta

Roasted Vegetable and Chickpeas with Za’atar, Mint and Feta

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If you are looking for ways to give vegetables a boost of flavour then Roasted Vegetable and Chickpeas with Za’atar, Mint and Feta is the way to go! A combination of sweet potato, red onions and carrots are roasted with a mix of middle eastern spices — called za’atar. Same goes for the chickpeas, but with a pinch of chili flakes. All of which are served with a squeeze...
Orientalische gebackene Süßkartoffeln mit Birnen und Bulgur Rezept, vegane Beilage Salat

Roasted Sweet Potato and Pear Salad with Bulgur

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This roasted sweet potato and pear salad with bulgur has eastern mediterranean influences. Sweet potato, pear and red onion are spiced with cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne and roasted to perfection, then served over bulgur with a tangy white balsamic dressing. Topped with pomegranate arils and fresh herbs, this makes a terrific side dish that is simple to make and is packed with flavour. Roasted Sweet Potato and Pear Salad --...

Celery Salad with Apple and Fennel

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Celery salad with apple and fennel, is a light and refreshing salad which I absolutely love! It’s made with crisp celery ribs, sweet-tart apple, fennel, red onion, fresh parsley, grated parmesan and toasted walnuts. All of which are in perfect harmony with the light dressing made with whole grain mustard and freshly squeezed lemon juice. It may sound like a strange mix, but it is truly delicious! Plus, it...

Ginger-Chili Oven Roasted Pumpkin and Bulgur Salad

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Yes to oven roasted pumpkin! That's right, it’s the time of year again. Pumpkin recipes are on the rise! And this one, I have to say is pretty special. First there is oven roasted pumpkin specially prepared with ginger, garlic, fresh chilies, coriander and a little honey (or maple syrup for vegans!). All tossed together with Hokkaido pumpkin (my favourite!) and roasted in the oven to perfection. Then served...
Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

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This salmon Niçoise salad is a little less than traditional, but like the original it is a fantastically tasty and a terrific summer salad. Okay, I did retain a detail or two. There are boiled potatoes and green beans. And instead of tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, I decided to use green asparagus. And a final detail. My Niçoise salad is made with warm smoked salmon instead of oil-packed tuna....
Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

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Asparagus salad – quick, simple and SUPER delicious. I absolutely love recipes like this...ones made of just a few fresh ingredients prepared in a simple manner. Yes, that's this! The stars here are: steamed green asparagus, fresh herbs (parley, dill and mint), sweet and crunchy red pepper and a mix of beans (chickpeas, white beans and kidney beans). All tossed together in a light lemon dressing. It’s a dream....
Zucchini Salad with Chickpeas, Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

Zucchini Salad with Chickpeas, Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

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This simple and easy zucchini salad recipe takes less than 20 minutes to throw together. It’s packed with fresh Mediterranean inspired flavors: chickpeas, fresh herbs (basil and parsley), sweet red onion, parmesan, pine nuts and a light lemon dressing. You’ll love this healthy and flavorful salad. It’s perfect for a healthy and quick lunch or dinner, take to work lunch or side dish for your next BBQ. Yes, it’s official....
White Asparagus Salad with Fennel, Dill, Pine Nuts

White Asparagus Salad with Fennel

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This recipe for asparagus salad with fennel also works well with green asparagus if you fancy this salad outside the asparagus season. “White gold” or “edible ivory” – considered a spring delicacy, white asparagus makes it way to produce markets and grocery stores only one season a year. During the German “Spargelsaison” or “Spargelzeit” (“asparagus season” or “asparagus time”), the season usually starts in late April and finishes in...
Pear Fennel Salad with Sumac and Mint

Pear Fennel Salad with Sumac and Mint

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This pear fennel salad is one of my stand by favorites that can be made in a matter of minutes. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients: fennel, pear, mint, and red onion, then tossed with a simple lemony sumac vinaigrette. Fennel’s faint licorice flavor and crisp texture is the perfect complement with pear. And because this dish has such simple and fresh tasting flavors, it’s an any...
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts and Poppy Seed Dressing

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts and Poppy Seed Dressing

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Not only is this beet salad gorgeous, it also has a delicious poppy-seed dressing that makes it sing! Then there’s the roasted hazelnuts, creamy goat cheese and fresh herbs that transform an earthy root vegetable into something simply glorious. Yes, I know that not everyone likes beets but when cooked right, and paired with the right things, beets taste amazing! Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Hazelnuts -- so easy! What...
Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

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Fully of bright flavors, this kale tabbouleh is my new salad triumph. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it delivers lots of flavor and textures, and is well... simply GOOD. Super nutritious Tuscan lacinato kale is tossed together with fresh parley and mint, sweet cherry tomatoes, green onion and protein-packed, gluten-free quinoa instead of the traditional bulgur wheat. Ooh, and the dressing... cumin and sumac have made a...
Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

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This Asian-style kale salad recipe is actually more about one of my favorite dressings that I adore with kale. I have so many different versions of this recipe 'cause it's actually a winter staple that we eat in some variation once or twice a week for the entire Tuscan Lacinto kale season. Which sadly is way too short! So about the dressing... it's all about garlic and ginger together...
Kale Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Lentils and Tahini Dressing

Kale Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Lentils and Tahini Dressing

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Okay are you ready for it? This kale salad with roasted vegetables, lentils and tahini dressing is my new go-to winter salad. Really it's the salad of my dreams! It's influenced by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine (what's not to love about that!?)... which in my mind, I can simply sum up as "extra delicious". The ultimate winter salad First, there's oh-so good massaged kale (three kinds - crimson-colored "Redbor" kale,...
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts

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For those of you, that are already convinced of the Brussels sprouts merits, this salad is for you. Yes, a Brussels sprouts salad! One made with toasted hazelnuts, my favorite fall apples, a little red onion, and a tasty dressing made with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and Dijon mustard. Ooh and let's not forget Italian parmesan cheese. And this combo works. So many taste sensations. It definitely reaches...
Roasted Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

Roasted Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

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So I thought it was high-time I share one of my favorite ways to enjoy roasted eggplant. Sweet and tender roasted Japanese eggplant (char-grilled a little at the end) served with sesame tahini sauce. A dream combination. But that's not all. There are garnishes. Pomegranate, pine nuts and parsley. P-P-P. Three important P's. The crème de la crème that pulls everything together for the most perfect, delicious side dish. Are...
Tuscan Kale Salad with Pumpkin, Cranberries & Feta

Kale Salad with Roasted Pumpkin, Cranberries & Feta

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So the thing about this kale salad with roasted pumpkin is that you really need to enjoy a little bit of everything in every bite. This is a salad with sweet, tart, salty and nutty flavors, so it tastes best if you get a mix of two, three or all of these flavors together. There's the delicious chestnut-like flavor of hokkaido, my favorite winter squash, sweet tender Tuscan kale,...
Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin with Grünkern and Yoghurt Dressing

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin with Grünkern and Yoghurt Dressing

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Ahhh, pumpkin season has just arrived. I adore pumpkin. And this friends, is the first pumpkin recipe of the season. It's a delicious dish made with spiced roasted Hokkaido pumpkin and Grünkern, roasted walnuts, a little red onion, and a lemony herbed yoghurt dressing. To keep things interesting, the pumpkin is spiced with ground coriander, cumin and cinnamon, then roasted to perfection. Choose Grünkern or your favorite grain of choice I...